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EU slaps record $1.9B fine on television tube cartel

Six companies who fixed the markets for television and computer screen tubes over a 10-year period have been hit with a record fine of 1.47 billion euros.

Radio DJs pretend to be queen, make prank call to Catherine's hospital

Two Australian radio DJs made a prank call to the hospital where Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, is staying with acute morning sickness, claiming to be Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles.

World's oldest person dies at age 116

Before women gained the right to vote in 1920, Besse Cooper joined the suffrage movement. Then 24, the Georgia school teacher registered women to vote and spoke to others about the importance of having a voice in politics.

Suspect in Alaska murder tied to other killings

A suspected serial killer has killed for the last time. Authorities say Israel Keyes, who was arrested and charged in the killing of an Alaskan barista, killed himself while in custody.

Photographer, newspaper take heat over haunting subway photo

The photographer who snapped the now-famous image of a man about to be struck by a New York subway train is defending himself against critics who say he should have helped, as controversy also rages over the New York Post's decision to publ

Girl loses 65 pounds in fight against childhood obesity

Heidi Bond was desperate. No matter how much she cajoled or threatened her daughter, the 9-year-old refused to finish their workout.

The text message turns 20

It's been hailed for its succinctness and blamed for everything from sore thumbs to the decline of conversation. Love it or hate it, the text message is 20 years old.

NFL player's murder-suicide moves us to ask why

We always want answers. NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, shot to death the mother of his child, and then shot himself in the head in the middle of the afternoon Saturday outside the team's Kansas City practice facility.

Cory Booker spending week on food stamps

Hoping to break any stigmas of government assistance, Newark Mayor Cory Booker will live on food stamps this week--a challenge that first began as a Twitter conversation.

N.Y. governor calls on Washington to provide Sandy relief funds

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Washington on Monday, telling White House officials and members of Congress that his state needs billions of dollars in federal assistance to rebuild and repair after Superstorm Sandy.